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STROUD L3 - OVERCOME BY NUMBERS!

26 November 2016 at 18:52

This was without doubt Stroud's best team performance to date with some great passing, moving of the ball and possession.  Despite sustained attack from Ross during the first 25 minutes of the match the Stroud defence prevented Ross from scoring and at half time the score was an incredible 0-0.  Sarah Scott's collection of the ball was text book and Jules LeBihan had yet another game where her marking was limpet like. The midfield worked tirelessly to command the centre of the pitch and did a fantastic job of disarming the Ross players. Centre half Marsi Whelan was player of the match.  Eventually the pressure of a Ross squad with 14 players and a Stroud team of only 10 meant that the Stroud team began to tire under the relentless pressure.  A fabulous performance from the entire squad, Emma Crowe (GK), Di Furlong, Cordy King, Jules LeBihan, Marsi Whelan, Kathy Williams, Sian Freer, Pauline Edgington, Sara Scott and Sophie Wathen.

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LADIES 3rd TEAM HAS THE EDGE OVER WOTTON!

19 November 2016 at 15:54

Another great win for the fast improving ladies' 3rd team which gives a stronger performance each week.  The passing was again exceptional and there were some fantastic forward moves up the pitch which enabled a cracking goal from player of the match Jenny Howorth and a second by a fast paced Issy Smith.  Sophie Wathen found lots of space up front and Lydia Wakefield was determined to prevent the player she was marking from finding room to score.  Marsi Whelan's performance in mid-field was as effective and controlled as ever and Stroud's defence at short corners proved to be impassable for the Wotton forwards. Jules LeBihan was on top tackling form!

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Ladies 2's v Newent 3 - 2nd half come back not enough!

18 November 2016 at 16:50

Stroud Ladies 2s V Newent 3s 19th November 2016 Away Stroud Ladies 2nd team arrived at Newent hockey club, feeling positive after a good match last week and Newents poor results this season in our league. Newent started straight out of the blocks scoring their first goal within 5 minutes, and adding to that with a second goal in their next attack. Still feeling shell shocked Stroud conceded yet another goal, founding ourselves 3-0 down after 20 minutes was not part of our plan. It seemed as if we had forgotten how to play hockey ? Which was very unhelpful and extremely bad timing ! With our pride at stake we started to move the ball around with a couple of good attacks between Iona & Hannah we looked like scoring, and more like team we were last week. we started to win a few short corners one of which Bev converted scoring her first goal for Stroud and finishing the half 3-1 to Newent. After having a good talking to by our lovely captain , we started the second half energised and full of belief we could get a result out of this match. The pressure soon paid off with another short corner, which was converted by Bev her second of the match and for Stroud. still applying pressure we were caught on the break Newent scored again, at this point Macca went on walk about up front winning a short corner which she converted with ease. Was this the turn around we needed? unfortunately not!!! Newent attacked again and scored their 5th goal. We were not prepared to give up.Once again Hannah attacked and converted a long range shot. final score 5-4 to Newent.

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Ladies 2 hold demoted Lansdowne 2 to a draw

18 November 2016 at 16:36

Stroud Ladies 2s V Lansdown Ladies 2s 15th November Home Stroud Ladies 2nd team turned up at Stratford Park Leisure centre,on a warm sunny afternoon to play their home match against Lansdown. Lansdown started very quickly and after their second attack scored a well worked goal. Strouds defence were put under a lot of pressure by the Lansdown forwards,but with some good movement and strong hitouts from Macca, Stroud hit Lansdown on the break ,and with good skills and determination Iona Strang scored her first goal of the season! (Hopefully the first of many ) a hard fought first half finished (1-1). The second half started with the Stroud defence and midfield under pressure with continued attacks by Lansdown. Strouds defence of numerous short corners was first class and indirectly lead to Strouds second goal, as Macca sent a lovely ball to Cerys King on the left, who ran down the pitch into the D beating Lansdown players as she went and lifted the ball over the out stretched goalkeeper and scoring. Lansdown come back at Stroud attacking for the remaining time of the match and eventually scoring their equaliser. Final score (2=2). Georgia Ford was named player of the match for her solid work in midfield.

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Ladies 2 hold demoted Lansdowne 2 to a draw

18 November 2016 at 16:36

Stroud Ladies 2s V Lansdown Ladies 2s 15th November Home Stroud Ladies 2nd team turned up at Stratford Park Leisure centre,on a warm sunny afternoon to play their home match against Lansdown. Lansdown started very quickly and after their second attack scored a well worked goal. Strouds defence were put under a lot of pressure by the Lansdown forwards,but with some good movement and strong hitouts from Macca, Stroud hit Lansdown on the break ,and with good skills and determination Iona Strang scored her first goal of the season! (Hopefully the first of many ) a hard fought first half finished (1-1). The second half started with the Stroud defence and midfield under pressure with continued attacks by Lansdown. Strouds defence of numerous short corners was first class and indirectly lead to Strouds second goal, as Macca sent a lovely ball to Cerys King on the left, who ran down the pitch into the D beating Lansdown players as she went and lifted the ball over the out stretched goalkeeper and scoring. Lansdown come back at Stroud attacking for the remaining time of the match and eventually scoring their equaliser. Final score (2=2). Georgia Ford was named player of the match for her solid work in midfield.

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Ladies 2 hold demoted Lansdowne 2 to a draw

18 November 2016 at 16:36

Stroud Ladies 2s V Lansdown Ladies 2s 15th November Home Stroud Ladies 2nd team turned up at Stratford Park Leisure centre,on a warm sunny afternoon to play their home match against Lansdown. Lansdown started very quickly and after their second attack scored a well worked goal. Strouds defence were put under a lot of pressure by the Lansdown forwards,but with some good movement and strong hitouts from Macca, Stroud hit Lansdown on the break ,and with good skills and determination Iona Strang scored her first goal of the season! (Hopefully the first of many ) a hard fought first half finished (1-1). The second half started with the Stroud defence and midfield under pressure with continued attacks by Lansdown. Strouds defence of numerous short corners was first class and indirectly lead to Strouds second goal, as Macca sent a lovely ball to Cerys King on the left, who ran down the pitch into the D beating Lansdown players as she went and lifted the ball over the out stretched goalkeeper and scoring. Lansdown come back at Stroud attacking for the remaining time of the match and eventually scoring their equaliser. Final score (2=2). Georgia Ford was named player of the match for her solid work in midfield.

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L3 - PHENOMENAL WORK RATE REWARDS STROUD WITH A POINT!

12 November 2016 at 15:51

Stroud were the first to score with some fabulous passing, movement and dribbling down the left hand side of the pitch, resulting in an inch perfect pass to Mandi Lewis who swept the ball into the goal.  Lansdown were swift to strike back with a goal from a short corner and despite a fantastic save by GK Sara Price, followed by a stop on the line by Jules LeBihan and a first time clearance from Emma Crowe finally Lansdown pushed the ball into the net to equal the score.  The second half saw sustained attack by Lansdown with Stroud finding it more and more difficult to find space to move forward and the team did a fantastic job at diluting the Lansdown attack.  There was almost a last minute upset when against the run of play and in the dying moments of the match Stroud's Sarah Scott and Mandi Lewis both had direct shots on the goal just saved by the keeper.  Cordy King provided fantastic defensive cover throughout the match.

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TRIO OF PLAYERS SCORE STROUD'S 3 GOALS!

05 November 2016 at 14:33

A standout performance from Stroud Ladies 3rd team!  The commitment at training paid dividends with a well practised short corner being fantastically executed.  Marsi Whelan's inch perfect pass to the right hand post allowed a poised, ready and calm Sarah Scott to push the ball into the goal behind the Bourton keeper.  The passing this week was exceptional with balls being moved between Stroud players before a tackle could be made by the opposition.  Mandi Lewis found some great space within the 'D' to fire home Stroud's second goal with Pip Robb providing a fine cross.  Some determined, skillful and creative work by Sophie Wathen enabled a perfectly placed Issy Smith to touch the ball across to Kathy Williams for the third goal.  The game was 'end to end' so the Stroud defence had to react to several short corners and Jules LeBihan, Sian Freer and Sara Price mark rose well to the occasion.  Sweeper Di Furlong barely put a foot wrong and Lydia Wakefield was rock solid as left back. 

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